Postoperative Pain | The Effects of Pregabalin on Postoperative Pain After Cardiac Surgery

Postoperative Pain research study

What is the primary objective of this study?

The purpose of this study is to determine whether pregabalin is effective in the treatment of acute postoperative pain after cardiac surgery if administered before the surgery.

Who is eligible to participate?

Inclusion Criteria: - Patients' age 18-85years who are undergoing cardiac surgery Exclusion Criteria: - Chronic pain syndromes - Renal failure - Age >85 - Allergy to Pregabalin - Patients already taking pregabalin

Which medical condition, disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury is researched?

Postoperative Pain

Study Interventions

Interventions can include giving participants drugs, medical devices, procedures, vaccines, and other products that are either investigational or already available or noninvasive approaches such as surveys, education, and interviews.

Drug:Pregabalin 75mgPregabalin 75mg by mouth one hour before surgery

Drug:pregabalin 150 mgpregabalin 150mg by mouth one hour before surgery

Drug:PlaceboSugar pill designed to mimic pregabalin capsule, by mouth one hour before surgery

Study Arms

Research studies and clinical trials typically have two or more research arms. An arm is a group of people who receive the same treatment in the study.

Pregabalin 75Pregabalin 75mg by mouth one hour before surgery

Pregabalin 150Pregabalin 150mg by mouth one hour before surgery

Sugar pillPlacebo : Sugar pill manufactured to mimic pregabalin capsule by mouth one hour before surgery

Study Status


Start Date: July 2011

Completed Date: June 2016

Phase: Phase 2/Phase 3

Type: Interventional


Primary Outcome: opioid consumption and other analgesics after surgery

Secondary Outcome: Remaining surgery related pain and analgesics consumption

Study sponsors, principal investigator, and references

Principal Investigator: Aikaterini A Bouzia, Medicine

Lead Sponsor: Larissa University Hospital


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